North America's Top 50+ Beaches

  • Rockport Beach // USA

    Rockport Beach
    Lindsey Parker

    This family-friendly, man-made spot's about 30 miles from Corpus Christi and overlooks the Aransas Bay on the south Texas coast. It's well-known for its pristine sands, plus a tonne of amenities, with things like volleyball courts, playgrounds and swings along the beachfront. 

    For something a little more laidback, you can take a stroll out onto the pier for a spot… read more »

  • Galveston Beach // USA

    Galveston Beach
    CJ TravelTips

    Galveston has been wowing those heading to the Texas coast for almost 200 years, and there's no great surprise when you consider the island has 32 miles of beachfront to mull over.

    One of the best when it comes to facilities as well as atmosphere is Galveston's Each Beach, which has a pavilion and boardwalk as well as restrooms and children's… read more »

  • South Padre Island Beach // USA

    South Padre Island Beach
    Todd Carr

    It's the beach of South Padre Island that takes centre stage in this resort town immediately off the southern coast of the Lone Star State. It's possible to visit without having to get your feet wet via the Queen Isabella Causeway, which connects it to Port Isabel on the mainland. However, the beach of South Padre Island are an encyclopaedia… read more »

  • Huntington Beach // USA

    Huntington Beach
    © malgosiaw

    You can get a front row view of the Atlantic Ocean from this pristine and wide-open Grand Strand beach, which is located less than 20 miles from Myrtle Beach. The beautifully clean and white sands feel like butter under your toes and there's plenty of wriggle room too.

    Nature lovers make a beeline for this beach, to get hooked into… read more »

  • Seabrook Island Beach // USA

    Seabrook Island Beach
    © Denton Harryman

    Featuring two championship golf courses, a tournament-ready tennis centre, full service equestrian centre, and a fitness and aquatics complex, this seaside spot, 30 minutes' outside Charleston is primed for action-packed adventurers. 

    And of course, there are the unspoilt beaches too - this barrier island is home to two beautiful sweeps of sand - Pelican Beach and North Beach. Both of… read more »

  • Surfside Beach // USA

    Surfside Beach
    © acethom

    The town of Surfside Beach is a small beach community that features two miles of oceanfront and is located just south of the Myrtle Beach city limits. It's nicknamed "The Family Beach" and the town is known as a place where quality time comes easy.

    This is one of the better beaches around, with clean sand and water - a… read more »

  • Coligny Beach Park // USA

    Coligny Beach Park

    This award-winning beach is Hilton Head Island's most popular oceanfront park, offering the chance for locals and tourists alike to step onto the sand and let the sea breeze carry every worry away. 

    Here, you'll be able to enjoy a full beach park with outdoor showers, changing rooms, restrooms and a variety of lounging options. Chairs and umbrellas are available to… read more »

  • Black Sands Beach // USA

    Black Sands Beach
    Ryan Devenish

    Backed by steep grassy cliffs and is studded with occasional large boulders, Black Sands Beach has a length of approximately 800 metres. A short drive west of the Golden Gate Bridge, it sits between Point Diablo Light and Point Bonita Lighthouse in Bonita Cove.

    Facing broadly south, it's well worth tackling the dirt path that leads to Black Sands Beach. Not… read more »